When a career opportunity knocks, it sometimes asks you to make bold moves and make them quickly. A situation that frequently comes up along these lines is a job opening that comes out of nowhere with a current or new employer, in which everything is perfect — except the job is in a new part of the country and you’ve only got a month to relocate.

Relocating for a job is stressful enough without the added time pressure, given the sheer number of activities that have to be coordinated, seemingly all at the same time. With the added time constraint, it’s natural to become a bit frantic and possibly overlook important details — things like making sure your house has electrical power when you get there, and not forgetting to have your mail forwarded to your new address. These intricate details can become major distractions when you are focusing on other things like settling into your new job, while trying to make the best possible impression on your new boss and coworkers.

The infographic below, Checklist for an Easy Job Relocation in 30 Days or Less, will help you make your transition to your new job and new living situation happen smoothly, despite the time pressure. It lays out 12 critical items to take care of, in rough chronological order. While there will still be a fair amount of work to do after you internalize the infographic’s checklist, you will sleep better knowing you have a plan and nothing important will create undue stress two or three weeks down the road.

The two most important items on the checklist, not surprisingly, is selling your current home and finding a new one. The timing for these activities is difficult to foresee. The first home your realtor shows you in your new area may be the house of your dreams, or you may find nothing you like in the first month and need to arrange temporary housing accommodations.

In terms of selling your home, the timing can be just as unpredictable. One way you can take control of your time constraint is by selling your home to a property company specializing in buying homes “as-is” for cash at a fair price. This is a great option to take a big “to-do” item off the table and give yourself more time to make sure all your other relocation tasks are executed to perfection.

To learn more about how to make your job relocation a success from day one, feel free to check out the infographic below!